Facial Aesthetics / Anti Wrinkle
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The Botox procedure is one of the safest available for the reduction or softening of wrinkles. Botox is used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes (Crow’s Feet).
Botox can also be used to treat lines around the mouth and those on the neck. A few tiny injections are administered to the skin which calm the muscles and thus, allows for a smoother, more relaxed appearance. The effect may take three to five days to appear.
The overall advantages of treating wrinkles with Botox
- Reduces or eliminates wrinkles without surgery
- Corrects underlying muscles (as opposed to the skin’s surface as peels do)
- Provides dramatic effects which are customizable and reversible.
- No sedation or anaesthesia is needed, however, you may choose to have the area numbed with an anaesthetic cream or a cold pack prior to injecting.
- Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pin prick and treatment takes only a few minutes.
How does Botox work?
First, a few drops of Botox are injected (with a tiny needle) into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens.
As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear. If a specific muscle can’t move, it can’t cause a wrinkle. Botox treatment does not affect normal facial expressions.
What is Botox used for?
- Frown, Worry, Laugh and Bunny Lines
- Wrinkles around the eyes (Crow’s Feet)
- Brow Lift or Brow Asymmetry
- Drooping Mouth Corners
- Lip Wrinkles
- Neck Banding
- Severe underarm sweating
- Reduces horizontal creases on the forehead
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of Botox are minimal, with slight discomfort upon injection of the solution. This may be minimized by the use of Emla cream one hour prior to the injection. Bruising at the sight of injection may occur but is not common.
One percent of patients develop a slight lowering or ptosis of one eyelid and, also rarely, asymmetry of facial expression. These effects are temporary and may not even be noticed by the patient. You may resume normal activity immediately.
You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 5 months. After that, the muscle action returns. When frown lines reappear, a repeat treatment is necessary to regain the results.
Botox has been safely and successfully used in wrinkle therapy for almost 10 years. It has been approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for neurological disorders. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
Our Anti-wrinkle treatments are carried out by Dr Niall Hutchinson. He has extensive experience in facial rejuvenation treatments, having successfully completed over 300 anti-wrinkle treatments. Niall has developed his facial rejuvenation techniques which are painless and give a natural looking result.
At your appointment Niall will discuss your problem areas and carry out a thorough assessment of your facial movements.
Having observed your face or lip shape during talking and with various expressions, Niall will tailor your treatment options specifically for your individual facial anatomy. Niall will discuss treatment options and what you can hope to achieve, whether you want to smooth out some lines or plump up your lips.
There is no obligation to continue with treatment, yet if you decide it’s for you, in most cases you will be able to go ahead with treatment there and then!
Your Free Consultation
Our free consultation is mandatory. Confidental cannot prescribe or make recommendations to you with out an evaluation. In our conversation with you, we’ll examine your skin and determine how we can help you, it is time set aside for you to discuss all of your concerns and questions about any treatment you may be considering.
No medical aesthetic treatment should be taken lightly. We do this so that both of you are confident in your decisions, and that we can confirm the treatment and care that is most appropriate for you. While not everyone is a candidate for our treatments, each of you deserves to a thorough review of your challenges.
Patients experience the most satisfaction from a cosmetic procedure, such as a BOTOX® treatment, when they have a good idea of what to expect.
Our doctors will not recommend, or undertake, any treatment if he is not completely confident it will achieve the results you would like, or if there is a clinical reason why it would not be appropriate for you.